PST Recovery - Restore Mailbox Data with Utmost Accuracy
Advanced PST Recovery tool helps users repair corrupt PST file and perform Outlook recovery in a proficient manner. The tool can handle any level of corruption (minor or severe) in Outlook data files and restore maximum possible mailbox data from them into new file of PST or any other format, such as: DBX, EML, MSG, MBOX and archive format.
The recovery tool can restore your crucial mailbox data which includes emails, contacts, calendar entries, tasks, notes as well as the attachments from corrupt PST files. No prior technical knowledge is required, hence a novice computer user can use this tool with ease.
Advanced PST Recovery tool contains a wide range of features:
Complete Mailbox Recovery: The PST Recovery tool performs a complete recovery of maximum possible mailbox data including emails, attachments, contacts, calendar items, journals, notes, etc. from corrupt PST files. It also supports recovery of non-english characters.
Different Recovery Modes: There are three different recovery modes in this tool which handles different levels of corruption. Standard, Advanced and Deep modes for fixing minor, moderate and severe corruption respectively. You need to select the recovery mode according to the level of corruption.
Supports Encryption: The software supports different encryption types in Outlook PST files, such as: compressible encryption, high encryption and no encryption. It detects the encryption type of the PST file automatically before scanning. If the PST files are password-protected, the tool supports them too.
Advanced Saving: The advanced saving feature of this tool allows users to save the recovered data of Outlook PST files into a new file of any of these formats at user-defined location: PST, EML, DBX, MSG, MBOX and archive. You need to define a file format into which you want to save the recovered data.
Handling Alignment Errors: The recovery tool is highly capable to handle alignment errors in corrupted PST file with ease. This feature is available with all three recovery modes, i.e. Standard, Advanced and Deep. It is helpful if the file is recovered after media corruption, or it has header alignment related corruption.
Advanced Search: Users can search their PST files in an automation mode by using the advanced Search feature of this tool. It successfully locates the files if users are known to their correct location.
Recovery Snapshots: The snapshot feature of this tool allows users to save the snapshot of PST scanning and recover process for future use. Users can load the snapshots to avoid re-scanning of the same PST file.
Log Creation: The tool can create LOG file of PST scanning and recovery process at user-defined location. The log file contains all the information related to the scanning and recovery of selected PST file.
Export Feature: Using this recovery tool, users can export the list of all the recovered data into an HTML file at user-defined location.
Easy-to-use Application: It is any easy-to-use application that will require no prior technical knowledge to use this tool. It has an interactive graphical user-interface that even a non-technical user can use this tool with ease.
High Supportability: The tool supports PST files of both ANSI as well as Unicode format which are created any version of Microsoft Outlook, i.e. from 97 to 2002 and from 2003 to 2010 & 2013 as well as latest 2016.
List of error messages encounter at the time of PST corruption:
“The file FileName.pst is not a personal folders file.”
“Microsoft Outlook has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
“The file FileName.pst could not be found.”
“Unable to display the folder. The file FileName.pst could not be accessed.”
“Cannot expand the folder. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file FileName.pst cannot be opened.”
The above error messages are most commonly occurred at the time of corruption. SCANPST.EXE, the Inbox Repair tool provided by Outlook can be used to fix these errors.
Download Demo Version for Free Evaluation
The PST Recovery tool is available for free download. Users are strongly recommended to evaluate the tool before purchasing the licensed version. Using of demo version is very helpful for evaluation purpose. Demo version of the tool works very similar to its licensed version with only one limitation. Users are enabled to check the preview of recovered data, but saving feature is disabled in demo version. To avoid such limitation, users can purchase the licensed version of the tool.
The Inbox Repair tool aka scanpst.exe is a built-in utility provided by Microsoft itself to fix errors and issues which cause corruption in PST files. Before you can use scanpst.exe, make sure the Outlook email client is not opened on your system. It should be closed. Also, make sure the option Show hidden files and folders is enabled in your system folder options because scanpst.exe is a hidden file.
To run scanpst.exe, first you need to locate its executable file on your system. View the table shown below to locate the scanpst.exe on Windows Vista, 7 and 8.
The following location is shown for MS Outlook 2013 (64-bit):
Once the executable file is located, follow the steps given below:
Double-click the SCANPST.EXE to launch Inbox Repair tool dialog box.
Click Browse to select PST file from the system directory. Click Start to start the scanning process.
The Inbox Repair tool scans the file and diagnoses the errors and issues. It may take several minutes to few hours if your PST file is in large size.
Now click Repair once diagnose report is presented by the Inbox Repair tool.
Highly Responsible Factors for PST Corruption
The highly responsible factor for PST corruption is the size limitation issue of Outlook data files. Outlook data files are saved into two different formats: ANSI PST which has a maximum size limit of 2 GB and Unicode PST which has maximum size limit from 20 GB to 50 GB. If the mailbox is reached to its maximum size or crossed the size limitation, it becomes inaccessible or sometimes it may get corrupted. Other than this, there are various reasons which can corrupt Outlook data files for sure. Some of the most common reasons are discussed below:
Virus Attack: A computer virus or bug is always harmful for data and files. Virus can enter in your PC through incoming email messages and harm your entire mailbox data. It may attack on the PST files stored on your local system to make them inaccessible or corrupted. To avoid virus attacks or infection, always use an updated Antivirus program and regularly scan your system for viruses.
Power failure: Sudden power failure may lead to many harmful results, like inaccessibility of data, corruption and many more. The event of sudden power failure may cause problems in your system hard drive. If power failure happens while accessing the PST files or working on Outlook client, this may damage the Outlook mailbox or make the PST file corrupted. To avoid sudden power failure event, always use UPS device that provides you enough power backup.
Abruptly Outlook termination: Abrupt termination of any software program during its processing may cause severe issues. If you terminate the Outlook client in an abnormal manner or forcefully while accessing PST file or working on it, the file may become prone to corruption. Save all the changes to the PST files, and then close your Outlook client gracefully by clicking Exit or Close in the menu.
Storage device failure: If hard disk is containing bad sectors, it causes inaccessibility of data for sure. If the Outlook data files are stored in those bad sectors of hard disk, they will become inaccessible. Make sure your system hard disk is always in valid state, no physical damage should be occurred. Always purchase new hard disk from a well-known vendor.
Faulty network devices: If your network devices are faulty or in poor condition, it may cause problems in your Outlook data files. How? Just think that the Outlook data files are stored on a network server, and you try to access the file from a client computer via network links. If the network interface cards (NICs), cables, routers, hubs or any other devices used for creating the network links are faulty or have some problems, the remote access of the files make them corrupted. Always use good quality network devices and check them in a regular manner.
Software malfunction.: As we know that every software program has a deficiency, so does the Outlook client. Such deficiencies and defects cause issues with Outlook. Other installed applications may collide with Outlook client, and may cause malfunctioning. Avoid using the software applications provided by unknown or downloaded from the unknown or irrelevant source.
Hats off to the development team of Data-Recovery-Solutions for developing PST Recovery tool. This tool is just a masterpiece, that’s it. My Outlook data file was inaccessible due to its heavy size, i.e. it closely touched 2 GB. As the file was corrupt, I couldn’t access it anymore. I tried scanpst.exe, but it failed. I was lucky enough that I found this tool on Google during a search. It showed my mailbox data in the preview session. I purchased the tool and saved my mailbox data. I’m happy enough now, and all credits goes to this software. Thank you so much. You are wonderful people.
— Steven Bogdan
Now I understand that how painful it could be after losing invaluable data. Last week was not less than a nightmare for me. My PST file became corrupt without any reason. It was a Unicode file; however I checked the mailbox size. It was less than 15 GB, so I thought size must not be an issue. Instead of searching the actual cause, I tried this professional PST Recovery tool without wasting my time. And guess what? It worked for me just like a magic. It recovered my mailbox data including my important emails and contacts. Thanks to Data-Recover-Solutions. I would definitely recommend it to all.
— Willard Beach
I would like to say thanks to the whole team of Data-Recovery-Solutions for being there when we need help. I just love these nice people. What can I say about PST Recovery tool? It is simply fantastic and a perfect example of flawless development. I’m very impressed with the unbeatable performance of this tool, and the unmatched features. I feel really glad that I made an investment on such a reliable and absolutely worthy tool like this. I would have no problem in recommending this tool to others.